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Configuration of the School Day in Public Schools


4 Procedures

4.2 Altering the configuration of the school day

Principals must:

  • consult with the School Council and wider community on any alterations to the configuration of the school day;
  • gain the approval of the School Council and Director Schools to alter the configuration of the school day;
  • schedule opening and closing times within the times indicated on the 40 km per hour school zone signs; and
  • give parents reasonable notice of any change in the configuration of the school day. 

Guidelines

When considering altering school opening and closing times the principal should be cognisant of duty of care and risk management. This assessment might include:

  • consultation with Western Australian Police regarding the impact on the rostering of crossing attendants and any increase in the cost of this service;
  • review of bus transport and bus warden arrangements;
  • arrangements for the supervision of students until the normal school closure time, if students do not leave the school premises; and
  • impact on local businesses and facilities.

Configuration of the School Day in Public Schools
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